|Justin Atherton (No Grace) and myself on the final day of Art Hop 2012|
photo courtesy of Jme Wheeler (Ink and Sugar)
Many thanks to all the awesome work that goes on behind the scenes at The S.P.A.C.E. Gallery and Art Hop in general, we had a great weekend. People came, they saw, they chatted, they left with art.
Of course, it's hard not to have a good time when you're spending time with a bunch of artists whom you've come to know and love; luring the general public into your studio space, and sending them home with new art or ideas to enjoy.
I'm still learning the fine art of engaging strangers when they're looking at my art, but there were a few good conversations nonetheless. One bonus of the quiet lulls between crowds: I got to watch Justin start one of his acrylic paintings for the upcoming "Art of Horror" show, and also popped in while Beth Robinson worked on her doll pendants. When I wasn't visiting, I worked on a few drawing ideas or moved pictures around in my display.
Christy Mitchell, "Creative Facilitator" of S.P.A.C.E. and 266 curated not one but three shows for Art Hop weekend: "20 Mediums" in the Soda Plant hallways, "Represent" in the main gallery of S.P.A.C.E., and "Five and Dime" in the Backspace.
Here's my acrylic "Water and Sky" in the Represent show:
And here's a few shots of the corner studio Justin and I are sharing for September, taken right before Art Hop began on Friday. Not too likely that we'll get back there to actually make art before the month is up, but the gallery staff are on hand Thursday through Saturday 11-4.
Now that I've spent almost the entire day on the couch with Bernie I'm just about ready to get back to work on my own Art of Horror submissions. Those should be posting in the next few days or so.